Academic advisors act as guidance counsellors throughout your university studies. They can:
- help you select courses,
- provide advice on possible program changes and
- keep you on track to graduate.
Many universities offer academic advising through individual faculties or programs, while some institutions offer centralized academic advising services through an academic support service centre.
Accessible Learning Services
If you have a disability that requires accommodation, contact your university’s accessibility services office as soon as possible to ensure a smooth transition to university.
Services may include evaluating your medical documentation and working with your professors to ensure your needs for the classroom and exams are accommodated.
If you would like help in a course, contact your academic success centre or Indigenous student centre. One or both of these centres can usually pair you with a senior student who will work one-on-one with you to develop the academic skills you need, or point you in the direction of other tutoring services offered on campus.
Many universities have writing centres or services on campus. These often take appointments and drop-ins. They can help you structure and edit your essays and assignments.